Toyota Named One of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity for 10th Consecutive Year

Toyota Named One of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity for 10th Consecutive Year

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PLANO, Texas. (May 4, 2017) – DiversityInc named Toyota one of its Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, placing it at No. 34 on the 2017 survey. Issued yearly since 2001, the DiversityInc Top 50 list recognizes the nation's top companies for diversity and inclusion management.
This is the 10th consecutive year that Toyota ranked among the top companies for diversity, which included the practices of both Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Financial Services.
“In our rapidly changing society, we know that diversity and inclusion are more important than ever to keeping our business competitive and our communities strong,” said Chris Reynolds executive vice president of Corporate Resources and chief diversity officer, Toyota Motor North America. “From developing a diverse workforce to empowering employees through business partnering groups, our commitment to diversity doesn’t stop within Toyota.
“With over $1 billion of business conducted with minority and women-owned suppliers every year, we are also building strong and successful relationships with some of America’s most vibrant businesses.”
DiversityInc's annual survey yields an empirically driven ranking based on recruitment, talent development, senior leadership commitment and supplier diversity.

Our commitment to diversity doesn't stop within Toyota. With over one billion dollars of business conducted with minority- and women-owned suppliers every year, we're building strong and successful relationships with some of America's most vibrant and progressive companies

Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 33 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 46,000 people (more than 36,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold almost 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.45 million in the U.S.) in 2016 – and about 85 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.  
Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people move more places. For more information about Toyota, visit
 About Toyota Financial Services
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the United States, offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust. TFS also offers extended service contracts through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). The company services Lexus dealers and customers using the Lexus Financial Services brand. TFS currently employs approximately 3,100 associates nationwide, and has assets totaling nearly $116 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. We announce material financial information using the investor relations section of our website ( and SEC filings. We use these channels, press releases, and social media to communicate about our company, our services and other issues. While not all information we post on social media is of a material nature, some information could be material. Therefore, we encourage those interested in our company to review our posts on Twitter at
Points of Light has named TFS one of its Civic 50, which recognizes the most community-minded companies in the nation.  For more information about the company’s support of financial literacy, youth development programs, and other community initiatives, please visit

Aaron Fowles
Toyota Motor North America
[email protected]

Justin Leach
Toyota Financial Services
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2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity Awards

Back Row (Left to Right): Terri Von Lehmden, Al Smith, Chris Reynolds, Arlene Ford, Julie Wada, Adrienne Trimble. Front Row (Left to Right): Jocelyn McClendon, Matt Gonzalez, Stephen Lewis, Toni Smith. 

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